Dental Exam

Dental ExamsPaying a visit to the dentist isn’t typically something most people look forward to. However, ensuring that you keep regular, bi-annual appointments with your dentist is an important part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Manhattan Beach Dental Center is committed to providing each of our patients with the best care. Our caring and professional staff strives to make each patient as comfortable as possible during each visit. If you’ve been avoiding the dentist for any reason, please read this brief guide.

What can you expect during a dental exam?

During a regular exam, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums, and evaluate your overall oral health and hygiene practices. If your hygiene practices can be improved, they will instruct you in the best procedures. They will also determine your risk for developing gum disease, bone disease, and oral cancer, as well as evaluate your bite. Any existing dental issues such as tooth decay or exposed tooth roots will also be evaluated. If you have stains or build up on your teeth, these will be removed with a thorough cleaning. Your dentist may also take x-rays of your teeth, gums, and bone structure for reference and comparison to past visits. If your dentist feels any treatments are needed, they will recommend them at this time.

Why are bi-annual dental exams needed?

Dental Exam ToolsThe American Dental Association recommends that you maintain a bi-annual schedule of regular dental checkup exams to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy and functional for as long as possible. If you have any current dental issues that have been causing you to avoid the dentist, these issues can only get worse without treatment. Even patients who no longer have their natural teeth should maintain their regularly scheduled visits to ensure no gum or bone loss is taking place. Dentures will also need to be adjusted over time. New techniques and dental procedures are constantly being explored and invented, so keeping regular visits with your dentist can help ensure you are always aware of the latest practices and procedures.

Manhattan Beach Dental Center Front DeskPlease call Manhattan Beach Dental Center today at 310-376-0482 to schedule a consultation and exam today. Our caring and professional staff can help you avoid any potentially damaging dental issues and take the anxiety out of regular dental exams. We look forward to helping you keep your smile looking healthy and beautiful.